A good news election story for republicans

By Jim Gibney (for the Irish News)

Carried by election workers in open arms the first votes arrived in a trickle. Over a five-hour period the trickle became a tributary, then a stream, then a river, before the river burst its banks like a pent-up electoral dam and delivered for Sinn Féin its first ever assembly seat in Lagan Valley.

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